Originally Posted by kniewiderstand
One thing that may save you some time:
I learned how to run the fans without having to heat up the bike.
Simply disconnect the connector under the seat that leads to the temperature sensor in the head (rear of the engine). It is closest to the tank on the left side. It has two wires (purple and Brown with yellow stripe on my 2002s).
When you disconnect this, with the key on, side-stand up, in Neutral, the ECU instructs the fans to blow. If you pop the fuse, I'd disconnect the fans and check out the relay and wiring to the fans.
great info, I did what you suggested disconnected at sensor & fuse blew.
I disconnected both fans & fuse did not blow.
I connected each fan by itself, when i connected only the right side the fuse did not blow.
When I connected left side fan only, fuse blew.
I then connected the fan from the right side to the left side wiring & it was fine, did not blow the fuse.
The one thing that I don't understand is why when I hooked the left fan directly to 12v did it spin with no issues? Maybe it on its way out & was heating up the wires enough to blow the fuse?
Anyhow thanks a lot it sounds like I need to replace that fan. Do you know if the fans are normally swapped in pairs? Also where I might be able to pick them up for a good price?